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1 Percussion concert goes virtual
Kraft--Abigail (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.05
11/19/2021 UNI School of Music presents various percussion ensembles virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
2 Vaccine distribution across the world
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.3
4/29/2021 Opinion columnist, Mohammed Rawwas, looks into why some countries had a more effected COVID-19 vaccine roll out than others. The level of state intervention in the market and bureaucracy are dissected .
3 Clinic cancelled as FDA pauses shot
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.01
4/15/2021 On April 14, UNI's on-campus vaccination clinic in the West Gym was cancelled due to the FDA's recommendation to "pause" the Johnson and Johnson shot. The vaccination was paused due to six female individuals having severe blood clots within the last 6-13 days. The UNI Student Health Center had little time to warn students of the cancellation and many students thought that the situation should have been handled better.
4 Get vaccinated now for a healthy fall semester
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.03
4/15/2021 The author discusses the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) statement about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The author believes that by taking these precautions with the vaccines, we will be able to see the faculty, staff, and students vaccinated safely for the fall semester.
5 Maddie Poppe to perform drive-in concert
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.04
4/15/2021 Maddie Poppe, American Idol winner and Iowa native, will be accompanied by Brad & Kate for a drive-in concert on April 30 at 7:00pm in the ITC South parking lot. This event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in collaboration with the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free and exclusive to UNI students but can have non-UNI people attend if they are in the car with them; photo.
6 Report: Faculty numbers down at Regents universities
Burrage--Shawn (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.02
4/15/2021 Data from the Iowa Board of Regents reveals that all three of Iowa's public universities are losing tenured and tenure-track faculty. UNI remains committed to professors with 72% of professors tenured or on trach to receive tenure, however, the number of students are declining every year.
7 Students help de-stress through plate smashing
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.04
4/15/2021 Marketing strategy classmates, Alyssa Lawler, Dylan Hayen, and Miranda Stambaugh, brought the Tik-Tok trend of smashing plates with words, memories, or stories written on them to relieve anger and anxiety to campus. This event lead to many students relieving stress and frustration due to the pandemic; photos.
8 COVID-19 on campus: numbers drop
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.02
4/12/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has dropped this week with 10 positive cases and 13 self-reported cases; photo.
9 Panther Portrait: Orchesis Annual Gala
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.05
4/12/2021 The Orchesis Dance Company choreographed and performed a variety of pieces in their annual Gala. Their event followed COVID-19 guidelines as all attendees were wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing; photo.
10 Special visit day introduces refugee students to UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.04
4/12/2021 The Ethnic Student Promoters (ESP) hosted a Refugee Visit Day in collaboration with Des Moines Refugee Support to give refugees an opportunity to experience what UNI has to offer; photo.
11 UNI to host vaccination clinics
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.01
4/12/2021 UNI students and staff have been given the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in an on-campus clinic, April 13-16; photo.
12 Cedar Falls renews mask mandate through mid-May; Nook supports extension
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.02
4/8/2021 The Cedar Falls City Council has extended the mask mandate to May 19. President Mark Nook spoke to the Council via Zoom showing his support and stating that an extension to June would be beneficial for staff and students K-12. The mask mandate will be reviewed on May 17 for Cedar Falls while Waterloo's mandate remains in place indefinitely; photo.
13 Empleado de Admisiones apoya a los estudiantes multiculturales
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Lizarraga-Estrada--Jesus (Associate Director of Freshmen Recruitment and Acccess)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.01
4/8/2021 Jesus Lizarraga-Estrada, the Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment and Access, reflects on his time at UNI and his current position which helps multicultural students find where they belong. Lizarraga-Estrada emphasizes the barriers of distance, transportation, and lack of resources for all students and has provided future students with Zoom campus visits. This article is printed in Spanish and English; photo.
14 COVID-19 on campus: positivity rates rises again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.02
4/5/2021 The COVID-19 positivity rate rose again on UNI's campus resulting in 17 positive cases and 8 self-reported cases. The University continues to urge students to complete the on-campus vaccinations survey because Governor Reynolds promises the State of Iowa will have enough vaccines for all Iowans 16 and older; photo.
15 Put your own needs first, take a break for you
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.03
4/5/2021 Many students and even professors are feeling burnout this semester due to the stress of COVID-19 and the lack of Spring break. The author believes that it is important that people take time for themselves and to set boundaries during the school days, especially during these last few weeks. The author urges students to take a deep breath and listen to your mind; photo.
16 Stay safe this homecoming
Student Wellness Services Staff
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.04
4/5/2021 With Homecoming 2020.5 coming up, the author urges students to look at the safety checklist to ensure a fun and safe week. This list includes information about consuming alcohol, how to stay safe, and following COVID-18 guidelines.
17 UNI football vs. USD cancelled, one game left in season
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.06
4/5/2021 The UNI football team was supposed to face the University of South Dakota on April 1 but it was cancelled due to a COVID-19 tracing within the football program of South Dakota. The game will not be made up leaving UNI with only one game left in the season, the Homecoming 2020.5 game, against North Dakota State on April 10.
18 N.I. en Espanol: SAA reconoce a la facultad y los empleados
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.02
4/1/2021 The Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) held their Apple Polisher event virtually this year which recognized the impact of UNI's faculty and employees on students. This article is written in Spanish; photo.
19 Questioning the inclusiveness of education
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Schmitz--Stephanie (Associate Professor--College of Education)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.04
4/1/2021 On March 30, Justin Haegele gave three presentations on Zoom about the inclusiveness in physical education classes for the Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education. His research focused on the visually impaired -- the exclusion they feel, the sense of frustration and bullying, and the body image issues; photo.
20 COVID-19 on campus: numbers spike again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.02
3/29/2021 The UNI COVID-19 data spiked last week with the semester's highest positivity rate and case counts so far. However, a survey has been sent out by the Student Health Center gauging interest in on-campus vaccinations to help with lowering the positivity rate on campus. Clinics on campus and in Black Hawk County are preparing planning for spring or early summer to open to students, employees and immediate family members, depending on supply and distribution; photo.
21 FSL kicks off annual 'Greek Week'
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.05
3/29/2021 The members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community will kick off their annual Greek Week March 29-April 2. Each day will consist of different activities that represent the four community pillars of scholarship, friendship, leadership, and service; photo.
22 Letter to the Editor: Stand with your APPI Panthers
Panther Initiative For Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 The author believes that the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are unacceptable. They believe people must become educated in racism, stereotypes, racial bias, and xenophobia to help ensure a safe environment for the AAPI community. The UNI administration and community show their support and solidarity with the Asian community and take protective measures for its students' safety and well-being; photo.
23 McCollum mechanical issues cancel class
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.01
3/29/2021 All classes in McCollum Hall have been cancelled or moved online March 24 through March 30 due to the failure of two bearings in the fan that circulate the air. As a result of the lack of circulation to the central part of the building, McCollum Hall could not meet CDC guidelines; photo.
24 UNI blazes through Leathernecks
Horning--Colin (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.01
3/29/2021 The UNI football team beat the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 34-20, leaving the Panthers with a record of 3-3 overall and in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Next, UNI will face the South Dakota Coyotes on April 2; photo.
25 Dan Levy to attend homecoming 2020.5
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020), Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.04
3/25/2021 The week of April 5, UNI is hosting a mini homecoming week titled "Panther Park: UNI Homecoming 2020.5". This week will feature various events sponsored by UNI's Campus Activities Board (CAB) and multiple other organizations on campus and in the Cedar Valley community; photo.
26 Dan Levy to attend homecoming 2020.5
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020), Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.04
3/25/2021 The week of April 5, UNI is hosting a mini homecoming week titled "Panther Park: UNI Homecoming 2020.5". This week will feature various events sponsored by UNI's Campus Activities Board (CAB) and multiple other organizations on campus and in the Cedar Valley community; photo.
27 March 16 was not just a "bad day"
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.03
3/25/2021 The author believes that there has been a growing trend of discrimination against Asian Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic as seen in Atlanta, Georgia leaving six Asian-Americans and two others dead in their place of employment. The author believes that the ones who have lost their lives should be remembered and others who are not experiencing discrimination should stand up and reach out; photo.
28 Vaccinated Panthers share their stories
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.01
3/25/2021 On-campus vaccine clinics will be available in the spring or early summer for students, however, some students on campus have already been vaccinated due to their place of employment in the community. These students state their fears and opinions on the vaccine and how they believe this is the first step to returning to normalcy; photo.
29 COVID-19 on campus: rate, cases fall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.02
3/22/2021 The Student Health Center yielded the university's lowest COVID-19 positivity rate of the semester and there were no self-reported cases from staff or students. However, the more infectious variant was detected in Black Hawk County for the first time and is said to be a cause of concern.
30 Price to pay with stimulus money
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.03
3/22/2021 The author questions if the third COVID-19 relief stimulus bill will have a positive impact on the economy and if it will affect the devaluation of the dollar bill; photo.
31 As students call for spring break, professors respond
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.02
3/18/2021 The changing guidelines due to COVID-19 has left students without a Spring Break this semester. While some students are struggling mentally and would prefer getting a break and extending the semester, others stress the importance of health and safety. Some professors are finding ways to give students a break anyway, whether that be through cancelling class or lessening the amount of homework assigned; photo.
32 N.I. en Español: Poder y pasión en el departamento de arte
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Vázquez--Jessica (Student--2021), Vasquez--Jessica (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.01
3/18/2021 Jessica Vazquez, an art education major, reflects on the importance of art in her life as well as the difficulties the UNI Art Department has had with online learning and traditional trips due to COVID-19; photo. This article is written in Spanish.
33 'Chaos Walking' is just white noise
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.05
3/11/2021 The author reviews the dystopian fantasy movie 'Chaos Walking' and says that they wish this wasn't the first movie they saw in theatres after they reopened; photo.
34 Trump was a trip, but Biden is no vacation
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.03
3/11/2021 The author argues the impact the Biden Administration has made so far on the COVID-19 vaccinations, student loan forgiveness, and stimulus checks. The author believes the United States needs a president who can be in touch with all Americans and think about their future; photo.
35 COVID-19 on campus: low rates hold steady
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has remained low with only a slight increase in the campus positivity rate. Cedar Falls also renewed their mask mandate through April 7 and Waterloo's mandate remains into effect indefinitely; photo.
36 Fall classes return to in-person
Burrage--Shawn (Student--2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.01
3/8/2021 President Mark Nook released a statement indicating that the fall semester will return to more in-person classes and operations with increased capacity in classrooms, dining centers, and common spaces. The university will be implementing a 50% capacity guideline which will continue to restrict larger in-person courses possibly causing an increase in hybrid classes even after the pandemic. Registration for fall 2021 classes begin March 29; photo.
37 Instructional breaks at Iowa, not UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 With no Spring break, some UNI students are feeling the strain of a condensed semester and are wishing for "instructional break" days that the University of Iowa has offered this spring. Patrick Pease, UNI's Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, explains the lack of breaks by saying the three universities are part of the same system but set their academic calendars independently; photo.
38 COVID-19 on campus: slight increase
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.02
3/1/2021 There was a very slight increase in positive COVID-19 cases.
39 CRRSAA funds to be distributed soon
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.01
3/1/2021 More than 3,300 UNI students will receive a COVID-19 relief grant as part of a new legislative act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II; photo.
40 The US needs the third stimulus bill, save your citizens
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.03
3/1/2021 The author argues that there should be a third stimulus bill and expresses frustration with the United States federal government.
41 "You Matter at UNI" weeks kicks off
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/9/2021 "You Matter at UNI" a week-long event that promotes mental well-being starts this week amid new COVID-19 restrictions.
42 COVID-19 on campus: little change in rates, Reynolds lifts restrictions
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.02
2/8/2021 Despite changes in COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions regarding masks and public gatherings.
43 Gov. Kim Reynolds is not for Iowa
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.03
2/8/2021 The author argues that Gov. Kim Reynolds is making decisions regarding COVID restrictions that benefit the economy and harms Iowans.
44 As cases climb, some classes finish fall semester virtually
Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.02
11/19/2020 Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases nationally and statewide, many UNI professors have moved their classes completely online; photo.
45 IHSSA restricts spectators; reduces attendance
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.06
11/19/2020 Due to Governor Reynolds' proclamation about COVID, spectators at the Iowa High School Sport Associations playoffs will be reduced to two people per athlete; photo.
46 Panthers spring back into action
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.06
11/19/2020 Many sports return in the spring semester, including football and basketball, after not being able to play their regular seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
47 Reynolds implements mask mandate
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 Several students react to Governor Kim Reynolds' mask mandate after pushing back implementing one in March of 2020; photo.
48 Reynolds' mask mandate is completely useless
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.03
11/19/2020 The author gives their opinion on Governor Kim Reynolds' mask mandate. The author argues that it is ineffective because of the various exceptions in the mandate and points at the rapidly growing number of cases in the state of Iowa.
49 Students plan for a long winter break
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 UNI students tell their plans for the extended winter break due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
50 Covid-19 on campus: slight decline
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The UNI Student Health Center reports a decrease in both COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates; photo.

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